Retail and Franchise News - Page 7

Page 7 of Retail and Franchise News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



PJ’s Coffee Brews Up Saints Black and Gold Blend – Saints Fans Can Purchase Saints Blend at Area PJ’s Locations

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has partnered with the New Orleans Saints to produce a custom blend of co-branded coffee: Saints Black and Gold Blend. ‘This bold, dynamic coffee was developed to represent the amazing Saints football team that New Orleanians love so much,’ commented Scott Ballard, CEO for PJ’s Coffee. ‘We hope fans enjoy Saints Black and Gold Blend too.’

Improving Economy Allows Lexus of Watertown to Shine

BOSTON, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the midst of the changing economy, Lexus recognizes the need to present customer incentives that cannot be bypassed. In a time where customers are searching for rock bottom prices and better fuel economy, Lexus has responded by offering affordable luxury Lexus vehicles that save on gas and reduce carbon footprints. ‘At Lexus of Watertown we are aware that we must evolve with the changing economy,’ General Manager Vincent Liuzzi said.

Treadmill Reviews Rate Compact LifeSpan Treadmill Best Treadmill

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The new compact LifeSpan TR200 folding treadmill, made by PCE Health and Fitness, was highly praised by treadmill review groups in recent reviews of the best treadmills for 2010. The compact TR200 folding treadmill received awards for Best New Treadmill, Recommended Unique Design, and Best Treadmill under $1000.

Vivesan Household Cleaners Take Consumers ‘Beyond Green’

CLEVELAND, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you have to put your hands in it, or breathe it, or walk on carpets sprayed with it, shouldn’t it be safe? National surveys show growing numbers of shoppers are asking that question when they choose household cleaners. The makers of Vivesan have an answer in the form of powerful, 100 percent plant-based, carcinogen-free cleaners that are safer for humans, animals, and the environment. Vivesan cleaning products are now available to retailers nationwide.

Multi-Flow Industries Introduces new Harvest Squeeze Juice Logo

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries announced their intention to be the fastest-growing Juice Brand in on-premise dining today, as the company unveiled its new logo and brand identity for Harvest Squeeze Juices. Harvest Squeeze Juices, by Multi-Flow, are processed exclusively for fountain dispensing. The brand is being re-launched with the slogan, ‘Farm to Fountain – Fresh.’

The Irish Battle of the Bands – Event Coincides with the Launch of SLBC Beers in the USA

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strangford Lough Brewing Company (SLBC) and the Monte Carlo Casino Las Vegas Resort and Casino are launching a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition for bands who play Irish music. The prize is an amazing chance to play at Diablo’s in the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas! The competition coincides with the launch of SLBC beers in the USA, which will be sold at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans Continues to Expand Locally and with National Franchising in 7 States

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, established 31 years ago and returned to local New Orleans ownership 16 months ago, is announcing significant expansion. Scott, Steve and Paul Ballard along with Thomas Richards, Brett Pearson, and Mark Higdon acquired the corporate operations of PJ’s Coffee in June 2008 from Atlanta-based Raving Brands. At that time, there were 44 corporate and franchised stores. Today there are 63 locations with 12 more scheduled to open over the next 6 months.

CityMade Logistics to Sell, Market and Distribute Celox OTC Blood Clotting Products

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.K. Medical products manufacturer MedTrade Products Ltd. has selected CityMade Logistics to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of Celox™ blood clotting products throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 10-year-old Buffalo-based company will provide these services through CityMade Logistics – CityMade’s eCommerce, Fulfillment and Logistics division.

PJ’s Coffee Named ‘Preferred Coffee of the New Orleans Saints’ – Sponsorship includes World’s Largest Coffee Cups at the Dome

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The next time you see the Louisiana Superdome, you may do a double-take at the two larger-than-life coffee cups outside of the world-famous arena. While the owners of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans would like this to serve as a subliminal message that you are craving coffee, it’s really part of the company’s sponsorship of the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Roast now available at Rouses – proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Orleans Roast is pleased to announce that its entire line of gourmet coffees are now available for the first time in grocery stores. New Orleans Roast is proudly roasted by PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans and is available exclusively at Rouses for a limited time. New Orleans Roast has been expanding its operations over the past 18 months with goals such as grocery store, office coffee and convenience store distribution.

REMIS AMERICA, Energy Saving Products Utilized in New Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine

ELKHART, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading the way in reducing energy consumption is in the works for the new 49,000-sqaure-foot LEED Platinum Certified Hannaford Supermarket in Augusta, Maine and REMIS AMERICA was sure to be a part of it. REMIS AMERICA installed 32 feet of Remiglas Ecosafe sliding glass covers on freezer bunker display cases which can reduce energy consumption up to a remarkable 55 percent over traditional open frozen food cases.

1998 Camry is Now a Prize Possession

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Attending this year’s Italian American Social Club of North Brunswick summer festival proved more than just a fun day in the park for one Kendall Park resident. At the conclusion of the five-day festival, Cathy Reed was selected from more than 2,000 entries as the winner of a classic Toyota Camry. The prize, an immaculate 1998 Toyota Camry LE with a well-maintained 126,000 miles was donated for the event by DCH Brunswick Toyota/Scion.

Private Tea Party Highlights Rare Jade at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu hosts a unique Private Tea Party in which rare exquisite jade will be on display. The date is July 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., and the location is Cina Cina, the premier fine gift shop at the Royal Hawaiian, right off the main lobby. The Tea Party is sponsored by Jade Gallery Hawaii and its owner, Ruby Zhou – one of the leading experts in fine jade in the Islands.

Encinitas’ First Green Station – Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair Receives New Environmental Status

ENCINITAS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair (EFADAR) has announced that they are now one of the first certified ‘Green Stations’ in the State of California. The Department of Toxic Substances Control, in conjunction with the Bureau of Automotive Repair, awarded the certification on April 15, 2009. Since 1988, Encinitas Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair has been dedicated to the service of its customers, its community, and its planet.

Convenience Stores Put Expenses on Ice – Kloppenberg’s ProfitICE Builds Profit Centers in Convenience Stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kloppenberg is pleased to announce its newly designed ProfitICE(TM) Ice Bagging machine. ‘ProfitICE is the convenience store’s new profit center; thus the name,’ says Joe Kloppenberg, President of Kloppenberg. And he added, ‘According to convenience store owners, the net difference between purchasing bagged ice and having in-house ice bagging operations is melting away some of the red in their operating expenses.’

Sleep Studies Indicate that Sleep Loss Can Contribute to Weight Gain

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is your mattress making you fat? SleepBook.com, sponsored by Sit ‘n Sleep, recently interviewed two sleep experts to find out; their answers were surprisingly candid. Medical studies performed in the past few years are revealing that sleep loss can contribute to weight gain.

At Peace Floatation Spa Where ‘East Meets West’ – As The Fastest Growing Spa Therapy in Europe – ‘Floating’ Has Landed in Colleyville, Texas

COLLEYVILLE, Texas, April 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Peace Floatation Spa – with their television debut on Home and Lifestyle Television – is quickly gaining attention with their European-styled and famous Floatation therapy. Floatation Therapy consists of floating in 12-inches of body-tempered water, made incredibly dense with 800 pounds of toxin-extracting Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). (VIDEO – VNR)

New Sleep Book Helps People Get the Most Out of Their ZZZs

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sit ‘n Sleep announces its sponsorship of SleepBook.com – a new educational web site designed to educate people about the importance of quality sleep. Site visitors are encouraged to take a short, but comprehensive survey about their sleep habits. Once the survey is complete, a free, customized ‘Sleep Book’ of approximately 35 to 40 pages is generated and delivered to the user’s inbox.

Jimmy Jazz Announces First Store Opening in Indiana Market; New Location Based in Lafayette Mall in the City of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, the leading urban fashion retailer in the eastern United States, will be opening its first store in the state of Indiana on April 3 in the Lafayette Square Mall, located in the capital of Indianapolis.

EMK Placental Appoints Beauty Beverly Hills for Exclusive Distributorship

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Regal International, Inc., doing business as Beauty Beverly Hills has been appointed by EMK Products, LLC to be the exclusive distributor of the EMK PLACENTAL(R) Skin Care Product line. Under the agreement, Beauty Beverly Hills will be allotted exclusive worldwide distributorship for the development and management of internet affiliates, marketing and sales.

America’s First Standalone Loyalty System Brings Optimism to Local Retailers and Restaurants in Challenging Times

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business Builder Alliance, Inc. (BBA), an innovative consumer marketing company with a focus on local business, announced today the launch of the Red Carpet Alliance(TM) system in a joint venture with 7G Companies Inc. The system enables local stores and neighborhood restaurants to significantly improve their ability to acquire and retain loyal customers.

U.S. Demand for Authentic European Absinthe Obsello Triggers Rush on Spanish Absinthe

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Esmeralda Liquors today released new facts about the recent surge in demand for real, natural Obsello absinthe in the U.S.; based on inside sales, production and distribution figures. Based on skyrocketing increase, the makers of Obsello – Esmeralda Distillery – is rushing pallets of Obsello to the U.S. by air in order to replenish rapidly depleting stock.

Hailed Obsello Absinthe Verte Enters New Orleans and Announces New Distribution Partner

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello Absinthe Verte, from Esmeralda Liquors, winner of a 2008 BTI Gold Medal and recently featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Of issue, announces its partnership with Glazer’s Distributors, one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the U.S. Obsello and Glazer also announce Obsello’s arrival into a brand new market, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Panera Bread to Celebrate the Most Important Meal of the Day with Free Cups of its New Coffee and Samples of New Breakfast Items

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Something big is brewing at Panera Bread, and you’re invited. On Wednesday, January 28, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio area bakery-cafes are inviting customers to celebrate Panera’s new breakfast experience by sharing free cups of its new Light and Dark Roast coffees. A special kick-off event will be held on January 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Olentangy River Road Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Columbus, and the Calhoun Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Cincinnati.

Leading Urban Fashion Retailer, Jimmy Jazz Launches Promotion for Notorious B.I.G. Biopic, Notorious

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban fashion retailer, has recently announced a special promotion for the January 16th theatrical release of Notorious, a biopic about the late Notorious B.I.G. ‘Involving our chain of Jimmy Jazz stores for the promotion of Notorious is the best possible way to start 2009,’ stated Jimmy Jazz Founder, Jimmy Khezrie. To celebrate the release of the film, all 60 Jimmy Jazz stores will include in-store signage promoting a grand prize giveaway.

Donald Toresco Announces Autoland Finishes 2008 on Top Despite Hard Economic Conditions

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Donald Teresco, President and CEO of DMT Enterprises, and his dedicated staff are consistently willing to go the extra mile for their customers. Their superior customer service has shown to pay off in 2008. Autoland continues to sell more vehicles than any other Toyota dealer in their zone, despite hard economic times.

Returning Patriotism to the Coffeehouse: Free Coffee to Thank Voters

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inspired by America’s rich history of the coffeehouse as a hotbed of revolution and political discourse, groundwork coffee company is offering a free cup of American joe to voters in this year’s presidential election. Those who vote can redeem their ballot stub at any one of groundwork coffee company’s six Los Angeles cafe locations, on November 4th or 5th, for a free 12-ounce cup of fresh brewed coffee.

KICTeam and TransAct Technologies Announce a Joint Development Project to Create a Cleaning Card System for the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer

AUBURN, Maine, Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and TransAct Technologies (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in cashless ticket printers for the gaming and lottery-based industries, today announce a joint development project to incorporate the use of Waffletechnology(TM) in a Cleaning Card System to maintain the Epic 950(R) Ticket Printer.

Premium Spanish Obsello Absinthe Sweeps West and East Coast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, is quickly becoming recognized as the highest quality absinthe available to U.S. consumers. Obsello officially launched last month in San Francisco and has been picked up by scores of upscale restaurants, bars and night clubs in S.F., Los Angeles, and, now, New York.

Jimmy Jazz Announces Third Store Opening in Atlanta Market; New Store Location Based in The Southlake Mall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban apparel and footwear retailer, announced today the opening of its latest retail site, located in the Southlake Mall, in the city of Morrow, Georgia. The new store opening is now the third Jimmy Jazz location in metro Atlanta. ‘We are very excited to open our third store in the Atlanta market in Southlake Mall. The city of Atlanta has given Jimmy Jazz a warm welcome and we look forward to future growth in the area,’ stated Martin Badour, VP of Stores.

Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever Houdini Award from Scranton’s Famous Houdini Museum

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Because of David Blaine’s Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first ever Houdini Award to be given out by the prestigious museum. When David Blaine is buried alive for seven days, frozen in a block of ice or hung upside down for 60 hours, he credits Harry Houdini’s legendary escapes as his inspiration.

Columbus, Ohio Brewery Issues First T-Shirt Recall in The Nation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Trying to squelch a beery urban legend that has been misquoted by historians and beer enthusiasts since the early days of Repeal, Dick Stevens, owner of the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus has decided to belly-up to the bar, so to speak, and replace t-shirts sold at the award-winning brewery and eatery that incorrectly attributes Benjamin Franklin to a much quoted phrase that the Founding Father never uttered.

Java Juice(R) Organic Liquid Coffee Extract on Campus

VENICE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As college campuses, in response to student demands, search for green products, undergrads are digging a different kind of eco-friendly alternative this semester. Bicycles built for four? Biodegradable textbooks? Try Java Juice(R), a coffee extract that students say they’re enjoying, and not just because it’s as green as it gets: fairly traded with no chemicals, additives or preservatives.

New Authentic Spanish Absinthe Verte Launches in U.S. Today: Obsello

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic Spanish absinthe verte, announces its official entrance into the U.S. market today. Obsello, hand-crafted in the Catalan region of Spain, is the only brand of absinthe readily available in the U.S. that is twice distilled, infused with real herbs including grande wormwood and made with un-aged brandy from the Penedes wine stock.

Food Drive Serves Up Free Breakfast for All

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of the launch of their new Grilled Breakfast Sandwich, Panera Bread will host a food drive at all Columbus, Dayton and Greater Cincinnati area bakery-cafes. The non-perishable breakfast food drive, which will benefit the Mid-Ohio FoodBank of Columbus, the FreestoreFoodbank of Cincinnati and The Foodbank of Dayton, will be held from August 8 to 17, 2008.

Rimadesio Introduces Abacus Closet System, Designed Entirely of Aluminum and Glass

BOSTON, Mass., July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rimadesio, the Italian manufacturer of luxury glass and aluminum passage doors, wall panels, and closet/shelving units, introduces Abacus, a dramatic and innovative walk-in closet system available exclusively in North America at Rimadesio Boston.

Momentum Transport Launches Affiliate Program

HOUSTON, Texas, June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport announces the implementation of the Momentum Transport Affiliate Program, an initiative designed to enable affiliates to earn commissions through client referrals. From auto dealers to moving and storage companies, Momentum’s goal is to establish relationships with business and individuals whose everyday operations deal with customers in need of vehicle transport.

As San Jose and Bay Area Gas Prices Exceed $4.00 a Gallon, Many Californians Turn to Mobile Auto Repair Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While gas prices throughout San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area top the $4 a gallon mark – and the government warns daily of even higher prices to come this summer – many Bay Area consumers are finding lifestyle changes are necessary. ‘As gas prices skyrocket, so do our customer inquires for mobile dent removal, paintless dent repair, plastic bumper repair, and windshield repair,’ said Mark Carpenter, Owner of Dings Plus Paintless Dent Removal.

National and International Distributor Amerimex DSD Awards Exclusive Brand Management Agreement to STG Retail Direct

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — STG Retail Direct has recently been selected by Amerimex DSD as an exclusive brand manager for U.S. based brands. Additionally, Amerimex DSD is helping expand retail distribution of STG clients to 100,000 national C-Stores as well as to Mexico and Japan.

undrest.(R) to be Featured in MTV Movie Awards Gift Bag – The Rich Just Got a Little Richer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles based apparel company undrest.(R) has been picked to be in this year’s coveted MTV Movie Awards giveaway bag. The ultra premium gift bag has been valued in the past at over $17,000 and has included such exclusive items as the iPod Mini, Givenchy watches and Fendi eyewear. These exclusive bags are typically reserved for the likes of such A-Lister’s as Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, and Sarah Jessica Parker.